hangar and hanger

A hangar is a large building, typically for housing aircraft.

A hanger is something to hang clothes on.

Hangar and Hanger

Writers sometimes confuse hangar and hanger. Although they sound similar, their meanings are very different.


The word hanger is a noun that denotes an item used to hang things (usually clothing). It can also refer to a person who hangs things, but this is not a common usage. Examples:


The word hangar is a noun that denotes a large building with an extensive floor area, which is typically used for housing and maintaining aircraft. Examples:

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